There is something about young love, the early fascination with each other, the magnetism you can almost touch between them. But there’s something even more special about couples who have been together for years, who have layered the early fascination with a deep, shared history and strengthened the magnetism with an abiding trust in each other. They have, in most cases, passed by the stage of the PDA (public displays of affection). That does not mean that the affection is gone.
I’ve been collecting photos of couples who have been together for years . Each was asked if they would let me take two photos, one of each kissing the other on the cheek. This is not the raciest of PDAs and the results showed some embarrassment, as their eyes met in shared humor at the request. The results, while not stunning photography, were humorous and warm insight into relationships that have lasted.
To be fair, I’ll start with my better half and I. Obviously, someone else took this picture but the result is what gave me the idea to collect these smooches shots. So, in time to look forward to Valentine’s Day, I hope you enjoy the Smooches.